It is thought that the suspect responsible for the bomb explosion in Kekirawa was wanted in connection with another bank robbery in Dambulla.
The suspect identified as Asanka Balasuriya was a resident Galgamuwa. He allegedly stole 800 thousand rupees from a private bank in Dambulla on October 13th.
Following the robbery the suspect took a bank employee hostage and fled the scene in a three wheeler. Later he released the employee.
When the same suspect attempted to rob a private bank in kekirawa yesterday the bank security guard was killed following an attempt to obstruct the suspect from entering the premises.
Four other persons who were injured in the explosion are currently receiving treatment at Dambulla hospital.
Previous Dambulla Private Bank Robbery - CCTV
Failed Kekirawa Private Bank Robbery - CCTV